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Sixty Icon ‘Why we need more occupational therapists in our care homes'
OTs can help develop the independence of care home residents and reduce hospital admissions but their use in care homes is patchy, says Karin Tancock.
Community Care - Posted 29/04/2014

Sixty Icon Eleven tips for councils on thinking creatively about adult social care
We held a workshop this week looking at ways to improve adult social services. Here's what our panel of experts had to say.
The Guardian - Posted 29/04/2014

Care provider considering CCTV in all homes
A residential care provider is considering whether to install visible CCTV cameras in all its care and nursing homes, in a bid to tackle the abuse of elderly residents.
Inside Housing - Posted 28/04/2014

Family carers will not be able to meet need for support by 2017, warns think-tank
'Family care gap' requires rethink of how social care for older people is delivered, says Institute for Public Policy Research.
Community Care - Posted 28/04/2014

How can inadequate child protection services be improved?
In his second article on child protection services, Ray Jones says that after Ofsted has branded a local authority as inadequate, building a stable workforce is the priority
The Guardian - Posted 28/04/2014

Sixty Icon Care homes chain to use CCTV in residents' rooms to help stop abuse
HC-One announces move in week BBC Panorama programme due to feature secret filming in two homes, one operated by firm.
The Guardian - Posted 28/04/2014

Ageing without children: why is no one talking about it?
Without family carers, the health and social care system would collapse yet no one is addressing the growing number of older people without family to care for them.
The Guardian - Posted 27/04/2014

Sixty Icon The generation strain: Collective solutions to care in an ageing society
We need to transform our understanding of what ‘social care’ is in order to help people live decent lives, to put in place the right building blocks to prepare for an ageing population, and to reduce future demand for care.
IPPR - Posted 25/04/2014

Millions of pensioners face being left without care and spending final years in 'chronic loneliness'
A study by think tank IPPR says the number of people aged over 65 without any children to care for them will double over the next 20 years to two million.
Mirror co uk - Posted 25/04/2014

Sixty Icon Loneliness is a modern epidemic that shames our society
More should be done to tackle the growing shadow cast over our elderly, says Mirror Online's Labour political panelist Tom Watson.
Mirror co uk - Posted 25/04/2014

Sixty Icon London elderly scheme's closure fuels row over care-gap crisis
Southwark Circle programme, hailed in past by David Cameron, had to shut down after it ran out of funds.
The Guardian - Posted 25/04/2014

Elderly care: 'Who will care for me?'
The number of older people in England needing care will "outstrip" the number of family members able to provide it by 2017, a think tank has warned.
BBC - Posted 25/04/2014

Pioneering Liverpool older people service saving money for the NHS shortlisted for national award
Liverpool housing association, Riverside-ECHG, a specialist in working with older people in its sheltered schemes across the region, has been shortlisted for a national care award for its temporary accommodation scheme that is increasingly saving money for the NHS.
Riverside - Posted 24/04/2014

National award recognises unique Manchester training programme to protect older people from abuse
Housing association, Riverside-ECHG, a specialist provider of housing for older people, has been shortlisted for a national award for its tenant safeguarding training that is empowering its older tenants across the Manchester region to look out for and tackle the signs of ‘elder abuse’.
Riverside - Posted 24/04/2014

Sixty Icon U-turn over human rights protection for home care
Amendment to care bill tabled to extend protection of Human Rights Act to people receiving state-funded care at home.
The Guardian - Posted 24/04/2014

2m elderly will have no adult child to provide care by 2030
Two million older people in need of care will not have an adult child to provide it by 2030, a think tank has warned.
Inside Housing - Posted 24/04/2014

The tablets with no side effects
Tablet computers such as iPads improve the quality of life for dementia sufferers - but many care homes still lack the internet.
The Telegraph (register) - Posted 24/04/2014

Sixty Icon Dementia services must not culturally discriminate
Alzheimer's Society is developing tailored programmes to support families from different cultures.
The Guardian - Posted 24/04/2014

Graduate scheme aims to grow social care talent
Applications open for the new intake of graduates on National Skills Academy's unique programme, with an internship scheme also running this summer.
The Guardian - Posted 24/04/2014

Elderly care demand to 'outstrip' family supply
The number of older people in England needing care will "outstrip" the number of family members able to provide it by 2017, a think tank has warned.
BBC - Posted 24/04/2014

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